Posts tagged Geothermal
CHAMPAGNE POOL - WAIOTAPU, NEW ZEALAND

Champagne Pool is one of the most popular—and most vibrant—attractions in Waiotapu, a geothermal area on New Zealand's North Island. Waiotapu is Māori for "sacred waters." The 213-foot-wide spring contains high amounts of carbon dioxide gas, which bubble and reach temperatures of around 165 degrees Fahrenheit/73.8 degrees Celsius. You may not be able to swim in this particular hot spring, but you can still enjoy its surreal beauty and take in the other sites of the such as, boiling mud pools and the erupting Lady Knox Geyser'.

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TERMAS GEOMETRICAS - PUCON, CHILE

Nestled in a lush forest in Chile, the hot spring spa known as Termas Geometricas is a stunning Japanese inspired red maze of planks that wind through the trees like something out of an ethereal Japanese wonderland. Suspended over a flowing stream, the red walkways leading to the various pools are made entirely of painted wood that stands out in stunning contrast to the surrounding forest.

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TRAVERTINE HOT SPRINGS - EASTERN SIERRAS, CALIFORNIA

Travertine Hot Spring lies on California State Park land just south of the town of Bridgeport along Route 395.
It features a stunning view of the Sierras while you bathe and is one of the easiest hot springs to get to.

Limited camping space is available on the short dirt road leading to the hot springs, but is not allowed in the immediate area of the pools, which makes for a more peaceful hot springs experience.

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UUNARTOQ ISLAND - GREENLAND

The island of Uunartoq is home to the only springs in Greenland, which are warm enough to bathe in.
On the uninhabited island between Alluitsup Paa and Nanortalik in South Greenland there are three naturally heated springs, which stream together to a small stone-dammed pool. Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and drifting icebergs, you can lie in the warm water and enjoy the surreal and beautiful natural surroundings.

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PAMUKKALE WATER TERRACES - DENIZILI, TURKEY

Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters cascading down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside. It neighbors Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190 B.C. The Antique Pool is famous for its submerged Roman columns, the result of an earthquake.

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